About Us

We envision a world where every student learns about the science of nature, is inspired by its beauty, and is motivated to take action to protect the natural world.


Throughout its history, NatureBridge has benefited from extraordinary leadership. From our Board of Directors to our environmental science educators, the entire organization is comprised of leaders in their fields who are strongly committed to our mission.

David G. Brown
Jackson, WY
Ian Yolles
Chair Designate
Portland, OR
Matthew A. Baxter, Jr.
Vice Chair
Lyme, CT
Mary L. Kiely, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Education
Portola Valley, CA
Greg M. Moga, III
Principal, Moga Investments Inc.
Seattle, WA
Tracy Thompson
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
San Francisco, CA
Phillip Kilbridge
President & CEO, NatureBridge
San Francisco, CA

Dan Abrams
President, Cross River Pictures LLC
Venice, CA
Susan S. Boren
Partner, Spencer Stuart
Minneapolis, MN
Geoffrey C. Given
Chair, Southern California Board 
Principal, Given and Company
Santa Monica, CA
Raoul Goff
CEO & Publisher, Insight Editions
San Rafael, CA
Robert J. Holmes
Founder, The Holmes Group
Seattle, WA
Tom Kiernan
CEO, American Wind Energy Association
Arlington, VA
Chair, Olympic Board
Port Angeles, WA
Stephen H. Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health
Oakland, CA
Charlene D. Low
Founder and President, Omni Mortgage
Campbell, CA
David Placek
Founder and President,
Lexicon Branding
Sausalito, CA
Allan J. Prager
Chair, Yosemite Board
Orinda, CA
Randall E. Reynoso
Executive Vice President, 
Wells Fargo Bank
San Francisco, CA
Christina L. Shea
Former EVP, External Relations and President, General Mills Foundation
Wayzata, MN
Ivy Archer Winters
San Francisco, CA
Carroll C. Yandell
Chair, Golden Gate Board
Ross, CA

Board Emeritus

Valerie E. Anders
Garry Brewer, Ph.D.
Linda Brownstein
David "Jay" Flood
Jack Walston

National Park Service Liaison

Martha J. Lee
Deputy Regional Director,
Pacific West Region



Chair, Yosemite Board
Orinda, CA
Martha H. Conklin,
Vice Chair, Yosemite Board
Founding Professor of Environmental Engineering
University of California, Merced
Merced, CA
Lacy Caruthers
Secretary, Yosemite Board
San Francisco, CA
Monte S. Meyers,
Treasurer, Yosemite Board
President, Shining Star Consulting
Berkeley, CA

Lyme, CT
Denys Duffy
Senior Vice President and Regional Manager,
Marin/North Bay Region
Union Bank
San Francisco, CA
Darrin D. Gambelin
Katten Muchin Rosenmann, LLP
San Mateo, CA
James Hamill
Program Manager,
California Communities Joint Powers Authority
Lafayette, CA
Emily Pimentel
Environmental Scientist
San Francisco, CA

Miranda Stelfox
Vice President and District Manager, North Fresno-Merced District
Wells Fargo
Fresno, CA

Will Thompson
Thompson Dorfman
Mill Valley, CA
Don Neubacher
National Park Service Liaison
Superintendent, Yosemite National Park
Yosemite, CA

Golden Gate

Chair, Golden Gate Board
San Anselmo, CA
Randall E. Reynoso
Vice Chair, Golden Gate Board
Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank
San Francisco, CA

Anne Baxter
Point Reyes Station, CA
Jeff Buenrostro
Metric Theory
San Francisco, CA
Greg Haddock
Vice President
Restoration Hardware
Courtney Hemphill
Carbon Five
Alan F. Krepack, Ph.D.
Mill Valley, CA
Gretchen LeBuhn, Ph.D
Biologist, SF State University
San Francisco, CA
Steve Nelson
Ross, CA
Jordan O'Brien
Senior Management Consultant,
San Francisco, CA
Chris Plante
Mill Valley, CA 
Mary Poland
Ross, CA 
Robert R. Rugani
Founding Partner
Acceleron Law Group, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Ben R. Toland
Toland Associates
Mill Valley, CA
Wilford H. Welch
Board Chair Emeritus
Sausalito, CA
Ivy Archer Winters
Consultant, Non-Profit Sector
San Francisco, CA
Chris Lehnerz
National Park Service Liaison
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA


Chair, Olympic Board
Retired Pulp & Paper Executive
Seattle, WA
Brent Bishop
Secretary, Olympic Board
Business Development Consultant,
Sagarmatha Environmental Expeditions
Seattle, WA
Walter Sive
Treasurer, Olympic Board
Finance Consultant
Seattle, WA

René Ancinas
President & CEO,
Port Blakely Companies
Seattle, WA
Valerie Anders
Board Chair Emeritus
Anders Foundation
Deer Harbor, WA
Laurie Bailey
Retired Teacher
Education Consultant
Seattle, WA
Elizabeth Black
Cascadia Law Group
Seattle, WA
Eric Christensen
Attorney, Cairncross & Hempelmann
Seattle, WA
Todd Cota
Deborah Flynn
Former Member,
Kitsap County Planning Commission
Bainbridge Island, WA
Becky Gates
Community Volunteer
Mount Vernon, WA
Erik R. Lindbergh
Powering Imagination
Bainbridge Island, WA
Marie Marrs  
Former Teacher,
Bainbridge Island School District
Port Angeles, WA
Greg M. Moga, III   
Moga Investments
Seattle, WA
Scott Schaffer
Public Interest Management Group
Seattle, WA
Robert S. Young Ph.D., P.G.
Program for the
Study of Developed Shorelines
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Ed Zuckerman
Senior Vice President
for State Capacity Building,
League of Conservation Voters
Seattle, WA
Sarah Creachbaum
National Park Service Liaison
Superintendent, Olympic National Park
Port Angeles, WA
Jeff Duda
U.S. Geological Survey Liaison
Research Ecologist,
U.S. Geological Survey
Seattle, WA

Southern California

Chair, Southern California Board
Given and Company
Santa Monica, CA
Vice Chair, Southern California Board
Community Activist
Calabasas, CA

Dan Abrams        
Cross River Pictures LLP
Venice, CA  
Paul Culberg
Community Activist
Cornell, CA
Seth Ford Gilman
Senior Vice President,
Poms and Associates
Woodland Hills, CA
Christopher Joseph
CAJA Environmental Services
Los Angeles, CA
Mark C. Lemons
Mark C. Lemons Foundation
Pacific Palisades, CA
Nicole Morris, M.D.
Attending Physician,
Family Practice Department,
Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Rosalind Nieman
Community Volunteer
Pacific Palisades, CA
Susan Nissman
Public Servant,
Santa Monica Mountains
Topanga, CA
Bonnie Solmssen
Community Volunteer
Santa Monica, CA
David Szymanski,
National Park Service Liaison
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Thousand Oaks, CA
Russell Galipeau
Channel Islands National Park


Mid-Atlantic Region

Thomas C. Kiernan
Chair, Mid-Atlantic Region board
Chief Executive Officer
American Wind Energy Association
Washington, D.C.

Anne Allison
Assoc. Professor of Biology
Piedmont Virgina Community College
Charlottesville, VA
Anna Escobedo Cabral
Unit Chief for Strategic Communications
Inter-American Development Bank
Arlington, VA
Neil Goodman
Partner, Corporate and Securities
Arnold & Porter LLC
Chevy Chase, MD
Lisa K. Holmes
President of the Board
Hadlyme, CT
Destry Jarvis
Outdoor Recreation and Park Services, LLC
Hamilton, VA
Bill Maguire
Washington, D.C.
Debra Maltenfort, M.D.
Washington, D.C.
Barbara Semedo
McClean, VA


Phil Kilbridge, President & CEO
Leigh Westerlund, Vice President of Operations
Vanessa Morel, Midatlantic Region Director
Aaron Rich, Golden Gate Director
Kristina Rylands, Yosemite Director
Stephen Streufert, Pacific Northwest Director
Melissa Johnson, Southern California Director
Nicole M. Ardoin, Ph.D., Chair
Assistant Professor, Stanford School of Education and Woods Institute on the Environment
Stanford, CA
Robert B. Blair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Saint Paul, MN
Executive Director and President, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Washington, DC
Vice Chair for Education and Board Liaison
Portola Valley, CA
Professor and Geography Department Head, University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sonia Ortega, Ph.D.
Program Director, NSF, International Science and Engineering
Arlington, VA
Reed Schneider, Director of Education, Yosemite
Jen Kidder, Director of Education, Olympic
Meg Jakubowski, Director of Education, Southern California
Jennie Pardi, Director of Education, Golden Gate
Kim Hanson, Director of Education and Operations, Mid-Atlantic Region

Our Core Values

At NatureBridge, the way we work supports our mission just as much as the work we do. Learn about our core values.

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